China warns US over new Asia-Pacific military strategy

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    China warns US over new Asia-Pacific military strategy - GlobalPost


    China has warned the United States over its new military strategy, which includes a shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region.
    The plan for a new, "leaner" military was unveiled Thursday by President Barack Obama at the Pentagon.
    Xinhua, the Chinese government's news agency, cautioned the US military against acting "like a bull in a china shop," but said the new strategy could help China by creating a "peaceful environment" in the region.
    The Xinhua editorial warned the US against "flexing its muscles":
    [T]he United States is welcome to make more contribution to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, but its possible militarism will cause a lot of ill will and meet with strong opposition in the world's most dynamic region.
    Obama on Thursday announced a plan that will include about $450 billion in cuts to the military over the next decade, The New York Times reported.
    Obama said that while the US military is in a "moment of transition" after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States will "maintain our military superiority."
    The Xinhua editorial also warned the US against heavy-handed "militarism":
     
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    "Yawn" these long list of warnings are getting a tad boring.
     
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    The manner in which the US is approaching the issue of China, does disproves any cognisance the US is taking of Chinese protestations!
     
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    two people fighting to maintain peace in asia-pacific :p
     
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    We will take their warnings seriously when they make a mistake of firing first shot at USA assets or their points of interests.
     
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    They have already bumped into USA a few times that is about it. Anything more might be met with a fitting reply.
     
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    http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/691074/Pentagon-plan-changes-game-in-Asia.aspx

    Pentagon plan changes game in Asia


    The Pentagon issued a new defense plan on Thursday. The new strategy reduces defense spending in the next 10 years, ends the policy of maintaining constant strength to fight two wars at once and prepares the US to fight one war while waging a holding operation elsewhere against a second threat.

    This is a contractive strategy in general, but gives prominence to the Asia-Pacific region. According to the officials of Pentagon, the changes in strategy are mainly aimed at Iran and China.

    In front of such a US strategic adjustment, China should remain sober. Since it has become a firm strategic target of the US, its efforts to improve Sino-US relations have proved incapable of offsetting US worries over its rise. China can only use its strength to gain friendship from the US from now on.

    The US and China are carrying out competition unprecedented in history. Under the aegis of globalization, the two are closely linked economically, which makes it impossible for the US to fully contain China. Dealing with the US containment attempts should be one of China's diplomatic strategic goals. China should unite with all possible forces and keep certain strategic initiatives against the US.

    The US strategic adjustment highlights Iran's importance to China. Iran's existence and its stance form a strong check against the US. China should not treat Iran following US cultural, social and political values.

    The US takes China's anti-access capabilities as another target. China should come up with countermeasures. It should strengthen its long-range strike abilities and put more deterrence on the US. The US must realize that it cannot stop the rise of China and that being friendly to China is in its utmost interests.

    Fast economic development has become the biggest advantage that China has when dealing with the US. The US can hardly provoke China in the economic field, unlike its developing military strength which gives excuses for the West to suppress China. The more the two focus on economic competition, the more the situation will tilt China's way.

    The growth and decline in economic strength is the starting point for national competition as well as its destination. It reflects national tendencies. But military and politics are often powerful tools to disturb or twist the trend. China should try to avoid a new cold war with the US, but by no means should it give up its peripheral security in exchange for US' ease in Asia.
     
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    The US policy could not be clearer than this as to where the real threat lies!
     
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    Let's work together for the peace of the asia-pacific. :lol:
     
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    Sun Tsu said

    [h=1]“In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. ”[/h]
    Both USA and China are doing the same.
     
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    A US china war would be entertaining, I still can't figure out what will be the role of pakistan?
     
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    Notwithstanding the loud noises from China, it cannot take on the US as was displayed when the US cocked the snook at China by holding naval exercises with the Philippines Navy and then with the Vietnam Navy.

    All China could do was ask the US not to waste money and instead use it for US' poor people!!

    Great words of courage!

    Actually, China should not waste money and instead should use it for its poor!
     
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    seems like the egale is going to make the drgons life hell i have always mentioned that the rise albit "peaceful" will not be tolarted by the established Anglo-saxon Powers and china for her part have scared the rim Nations enough to kick start their military mordeniztion programs I have always compared china's rise to imperial germany and i fear that it might be put in to place like the germans were in WWII
     
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    India too.
     
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    China's word is "I have payed a lot of money to you, please use them on your poor people. Because I can't pay higher."
     
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    Actually, practically all countries in the SEA region are doing it now. Even those who were not thinking of preparing for war as they were focusing on prioritising their economies, eg. Philippines and Vietnam, are forced to prepare for war thanks to Chinese bullying... :scared2:
     
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    You should thank the Americans for not retorting back... "you should thank us to high heavens for your almost free ride to prosperity..."
     
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    The Chinese don't bully.

    They merely persuade with a show of strength!
     

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